North Korea is predictable in one sense: When it feels that its national interests are threatened, it tends to strike out. This is what it did again after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on Jan. 22 condemning the .
In April, we will be voting for three open City Commission seats. I urge you to get to know your candidates and to make a wise choice… one that best represents your views and positions on the issues. I hope .
I read earlier this month in the Topeka Capital Journal that Topeka’s major high schools are lowering the number of credits needed for graduation. Now Topeka West is resisting a similar change. Why? The schools are moving from eight-hour .
Did I read that interview in the political newsletter by the Hawver company right? Gov. Sam Brownback wants to raise the speed limit on the Kansas Turnpike to 85 miles an hour between Topeka and Wichita in order to attract more .
After doing some research on Mali, it is clear to me that the issues there are more complex than just the French vs. Islamic radicals. It’s also evident that situation could have a major impact on not only that .
Apologies have become passé. Apologizing takes humility and respect, two traits severely lacking in today’s society. That’s what makes an apology from a genuinely contrite individual all the more appreciated. It is hard to admit you are wrong. .
On Jan. 11, a panel of three state court judges ordered Kansas lawmakers to boost school funding and resurrected a constitutional conflict that has been simmering in Kansas politics for most of the last 50 years. The conflict revolves around two fundamental .
Once upon a time 40 years ago there was a boss who was half entertaining and half off putting and/or disconcerting. In that business in those days it was not unusual to encounter the maladjusted, the warped, the physically maimed, .
There has been a lot of talk about President Barack Obama’s recent nominees for Cabinet positions. The nomination of Sen. John Kerry to head the State Department came first. Jack Lew is going to Treasury, and is expected .
With a variety of perspectives, I am grateful for the efforts to reduce the impact of cardiac disease in Manhattan. These range from working to reduce second-hand smoke, which contributes to acute and chronic coronary disease, to enhanced abilities to .
For Americans who think some of our politicians do dumb things, we are not alone. Germany has a politician who rivals our most inept. In fact, he is running to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel next September — or sooner if .
Trust is a two-way street, an idea that U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack seems not to grasp very well. As reported earlier here, the administration’s chosen one to run the USDA employed the attack style and .
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